Peele was born in England, but grew up in the USA. He returned to England in the 1840s, and became a well-known painter, specialising in paintings of people (especially children). This painting shows a young girl sleeping while she is supposed to be looking after the child (probably her younger sister or brother) asleep in the cot.
Where to see this painting?
Clifton Park Museum
Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, S65 2AA
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.